Our Journey



Since 1969, The Cellar has maintained an unparalleled tradition of gracious European cuisine and service. This romantic and elegant rendezvous was conceived, designed, and built by artistic craftsmen from Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean. Since then it has been the crown-jewel of Fullerton, being the most truly unique fine dining restaurant around. Reminiscent of Old Europe, The Cellar Restaurant, located in the basement of Fullerton's historic Villa del Sol, is accessed via a flight of dimly lit stairs. This world-class restaurant retains all of its architectural and aesthetic beauty from its early conception and building. Soft lighting, chandeliers, structured arches, cave-like walls and two cozy fireplaces evoke the feeling that you are in a private house of royalty. The Cellar's elegant surroundings inspire nostalgia of Old Europe and it's culinary excellence abounds with only the finest and freshest foods prepared in a lighter version of classical French cuisine. The Cellar is the perfect setting for an intimate and romantic evening of fine dining. Take part in our extraordinary wine list, experience our unsurpassed service, and savour our tantalizing menu. The ambience and service of The Cellar truly speaks for itself.



Four Diamond Award
The Cellar has been awarded the Four Diamond Award from the American Automobile Association every year since 1990 and is rated among the top 5 percent of 1,890 Southern California restaurants inspected by the Auto Club.

Best Cocktail Bar/Mixologist
Named by the OC Register, The Cellar has built an impressive cocktail program and we are honored to have gained notoriety within the Industry

Best Bartender
Our own Dustin Adams was voted 'Best Bartender in OC' in 2017 by OC Weekly Readers.

"California Restaurants Every Foodie Should Try"
As Listed by BuzzFeed

Most Romantic Restaurant
CBS Los Angeles has named The Cellar 'Most Romantic Restaurant', and 'Best Restaurant'

The Wine Spectator's
The Wine Spectator honors The Cellar, where a dedication to fine dining and a passion for wine have built world-class wine lists worthy of our highest award.

Millennium Restaurant
International Award of Excellence
One of America's Top 100 Restaurants of the 20th Century International Restaurant & Hospitality Rating Bureau.

DiRONA Award Recipient

Gourmet Diner's Club of America
One of America's 10 Best French Restaurants

The Cellar was honored in 2001 with induction into the Nation's Restaurant News "Fine Dining Hall of Fame"